Modular homes construction is gaining more popularity recently in the times of Covid19. Life has become topsy turvy due to the pandemic. There has been a change in focus in architecture as well. There being a dearth in skilled labours, there are uncompleted projects strewn all over. The only way to overcome this problem is by opting for modular construction. Modular construction is one, which is made in a factory-like setting. The parts are then assembled on construction sites. During the ongoing pandemic and even after the pandemic is over modular constructions will make the work of architects much easier. They also ensure that all safety measure is taken and followed during work.
Benefits of modular construction
Timely completion of project-modular construction can be completed in just a few months. The indoor factory-like setting is independent of the outside forces of nature. The environment inside the factory is controlled and hence is never affected due to inclement weather. In addition, this does not put the health of the workers at stake, as the workers are not exposed to the harsh environment. They carry on their work under a good and comfortable environment. They are maintaining social distance norms and by frequently sanitizing their hands. The healthy work ambience ensures that the workers’ pay attention to details to give a safe and quality construction.
Zero Waste –
After the modular construction is completed in the factory, its different parts are then taken to the construction site, and then the different parts are assembled by the builder with the help of machines. This means less workforce required during the pandemic. Modular construction creates almost no waste as all the construction materials have transported the site that is installed in the modular pieces from before. It is like fitting parts of a puzzle game. Modular construction can be customized according to your specific requirements.
Cost effective –
Modular construction is an effective choice due to its better cost performance and its positive impact on the social environment. Modular home prices are cheaper than the usual on-site construction. Economics also influences the reduced cost of modular construction. This has the capacity of having savings in construction projects. During the pandemic, when the economy is badly affected, modular construction makes the preferred choice.
With most parts of the country facing lockdown, there seems a possibility that the design trends will shift focus from wide open spaces to buildings having more sections. This will make modular construction the preferred choice in the future.
One sector that is in major need of modular construction in present times is the health care sector. The areas required must be more depending on the type of project you are working on. This facilitates the contractors to lessen the space by reducing the sizes of the places for building hospitals. The architects and engineers will have to work under the contractors for the standardization of construction methods.
Modular home construction is such a recently developed theory, and for years to come, it will be the favourite amongst the masses even after the pandemic is over.